PR and Communications Officer

Flexible – Chippenham/West Bromwich

Salary – £33,000 per annum

Contract type – Permanent

Working hours – Full Time

Closing Date – 15 August 2022

Interview Date – TBC

About us

In April 2021, GreenSquare and Accord Housing Association merged to create a bigger, better, organisation. GreenSquareAccord was created in order to deliver our purpose of Building Better Lives. Building Better Lives means that we exist to provide the affordable homes and care services that enable people to achieve their full potential, without having to worry about the quality, affordability and safety of their housing and care.

As a charitable housing provider, we provide over 25,000 homes to more than 54,000 people. We deliver over 3 million hours of care to individuals every year. We have a geographical reach from the north east, to the south west of England. And we employ around 4,000 people.

We are committed to providing great homes and care, in a great neighbourhood, with great service.

About the role

Are you a proven communicator? Do you want to bring your skills and experience to an organisation with a clear social purpose?

This is an exciting opportunity to join us as an PR and Communications Officer.

You`ll be a dynamic individual with proven experience of creating content, managing channels and driving forward engagement.

At this crucial time in our development, you`ll play a central role in making sure we inform, engage and inspire our colleagues, customers and partners.

We believe passionately in our mission to build better lives and provide social housing and support services to 54,000 people across our four localities. We are proud to play an active role in helping people to deal with the consequences of the housing crisis by providing affordable homes for people in our communities who need them most and also provide three million of hours of care a year.

This is an opportunity to deliver communications which will make a very real difference to the lives of people in our communities.

About you

You`ll be a gifted storyteller and have a track record of creating engaging content and using a host of channels, including content management systems and social media platforms.

You`ll thrive on securing media coverage and handling enquiries from journalists and be happy to turn your hand to capturing and editing video.

You`ll be great at forming lasting relationships and someone who can take a brief from and turn it into communication outputs that hit the mark every time.

Above all, you`ll believe passionately in the power of effective communications and be a professional who lives and breathes this through your work.

Benefits

In support and recognition of our colleagues who will help us deliver our employer strategy, we offer a fantastic benefits package. This includes; annual holiday entitlement (plus statutory bank holidays); a defined contribution pension scheme; trust based flexible working and a Confidential Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

All individuals who apply to work at GreenSquareAccord are considered on their merits in line with our Diversity and Inclusion strategy and policy.

GreenSquareAccord are a Disability Confident Employer therefore we actively encourage applications from individuals with disabilities and try to provide access, adjustments, equipment or other practical support where required. All applicants with a disability who meet the `essential eligibility criteria` for the role, as detailed in the job description, are guaranteed an interview.

If you need any assistance, adjustments or adaptations throughout our selection processes please let us know.

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